• RAB • BANJOL • BARBAT • PALIT • KAMPOR/S. PUNTA • MUNDANIJE • SUPETARSKA DRAGA • LOPAR •
Awarded many times as the best tourist destination in the Adriatic, the town of Rab sits on a narrow sliver of land protruding towards the mainland, bounded by ancient city walls and recognizable by four church towers that form the familiar outline, depicting Rab as a ship with four masts: bell tower of the church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary - the cathedral, the bell tower of the church of St. John the Evangelist (located near the ruins of the Church), the belfry of the church of St. Andrew the Apostle and the bell tower of the church of St. Justine. Further inland from the old town is a beautiful park called Komrčar, whose numerous paths wind around wooded hills all the way down to the beaches of Rab.
Saint Patron of Rab, St. Cristophor supposedly saved the island from attackers, earning the right to have his skull preserved in a reliquary within the Rab Cathedral.
If you like, you could visit a large collection of sacral art at the Franciscan Monastery of St. Bernardin with two churches (St. Euphemia and St. Bernardin) where you can find pictures, valuable old books, ecclesiastical art, ethnographic collection, coin collection and a lot of other things.
Banjol is another great place, known for its three sandy beaches all named Padova, as well as a beautiful seaside promenade linking it to the Old Town of Rab, where you can pick up local produce and enjoy opulent local gastronomy. We recommend visiting Banjol on the 5th of August, for the holiday of their patron saint, Santa Lucia, locally known as "Šištovica" (pronounced scheeschtovitza).
Barbat is a quaint little town right after the ferry port. Surrounded by pebble beaches it is known for its fishermen supplying local restaurants. We implore you to try the famous Kvarner prawn or at least some of the locally grown vegetables.
Famous for its shipbuilders, Barbat is loved among the nautical crowd, while land lovers can enjoy an interesting excursion to the early christian military fort on top of mount St. Damjan.
Barbat has its fiera "Karmenica" which falls on the 16th of July and is well known for its gastro delights.
It is connected to the Old Town by a 6 km long seaside promenade, ideal for a morning bike ride or a jog if you like that kind of thing.
The youngest town on the island, Palit is perfect due to its central position, equally close to the beach, as well as shopping areas and public transportation. Nearby beaches of Škver and Frkanj are well known and loved by indigenous and tourists alike.
Should you feel the need to be nude, Palit is very close to the oldest naturist beach on the Adriatic, in the bay of Kandarola.
Most preserved fishermen village on the island, Kampor, is neatly wrapped in the forest reservation "Dundo". Filled with beaches (Mel is our favorite, for the finest sand and the nicest sunsets) as well as hiking and biking trails, Kampor combines modern with traditional, organic food production with rustic restaurants. Kampor also houses one of the oldest libraries and archives of Croatian writing in this part of the Adriatic, collected by father Ambroz Testen during his stay at the Franciscan monastery of St. Eufemia, now an Ethnographic museum.
Local festivals are held on Easter Monday, as well as holiday of St. Eufemia on the 16th of September.
Suha Punta is the most beautiful part of Kampor, and has grown into a real tourist mecca, due to numerous hotels, apartments and bungalows, pools and other facilities as well as well equipped beaches where you can get anything, from a cocktail to a parasol.
Suha Punta is situated on the edge of Dundovo park forest and it offers a lot of opportunities for exploration on foot or on a bike allowing you to do something new every day.
Mundanije are the only village on the island that has no direct access to the sea, but in turn offers unspoiled nature in combination with relaxing peace and quiet. Mundanije has a central position ( 2 km to Rab, 9 km to Lopar) which makes it perfect for nature lovers and active holidaymakers, as everything becomes very near. Take the promenade to the top of the island peak Kamenjak and enjoy the view of the entire island.
Holiday of St. Mathew on 21. September is a great place to taste the local produce and enjoy abundance of cultural and entertaining events happening all over Mundanije.
Supetarska Draga is one of the oldest island towns on Rab, surrounded by a necklace of uninhabited islets and their natural beaches. If you plan a day trip to one of these islands bring a picnic basket and water, as there are no bars and restaurants there, only sun, sea and sand for enjoyment. Due to its long naval tradition (Draga means cove in Croatian) it is a favorite spot for mooring sailboats. It is also home to oldest benedictine abbey on the island, whose beauty appeals equally to tourists and religious people.
Depending on when you arrive, you might come across a food & wine event, as well as various sports or entertainment happenings.
Only 12 kilometers from the town of Rab lies Lopar, otherwise known as Sandy Paradise, due to numerous natural sandy beaches in Lopar ( which are quite rare in the Adriatic) and a lot of romantic, hidden away coves to spend your holidays at.Surrounded by a bunch of tiny islands and islets (Goli otok, Grgur, Lukovac and Školjić, to name a few) Lopar has a lot to offer to tourists and has been working on it for more than hundred years, that is why it garnered the Blue Sail award for the best little town in Kvarner bay.